I have worked in medical research and pharmaceutical development for nearly twenty years–my entire professional life. I started my career as a nurse at the National Institutes of Health. After nine years, I became a Consumer Safety Officer/Regulatory Project Manager at the Food and Drug Administration. From there I moved into the pharmaceutical industry and have held leadership positions in both medical writing and regulatory affairs.
I am proud of the body of work I leave behind me. I am particularly proud of the people I have had the privilege to mentor.
All that said, the time is right for me to set this aside and take up the mantle of author and publisher on a full-time basis. There are characters in my head clamoring for their tales to be told; I want to be able to give them the novels they deserve. There are also authors who have stories to share with the world, who can’t do it on their own. I want my company, Duncurra LLC, to be able to provide publishing and promotional services to these authors, while ensuring that they are fairly compensated.
My daughter, Meghan Cusack, will be joining me in this endeavor. She holds a BA in English, with a minor in writing. Her specialty is multi-media communications, which is an invaluable set of skills for marketing and promotion in today’s environment. She, along with Lily Baldwin, James McCreadie, Debbie May, and Kathryn Lynn Davis will be teaming up to make Duncurra LLC a publishing and promotional team like no other.
This next chapter of my life begins July 1, 2016. Stick with me as the universe unfolds. I promise you wonderful things to come.